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Thursday night house fire in Columbia

Faulty wiring where Christmas lights were plugged into a circuit appears to be the cause of a house fire on North Briegel Street in...

Longtime St. Clair County Sheriff Justus dies

Justus, 81, served as St. Clair County Sheriff since 1982.  Prior to that, he was Cahokia Chief of Police since 1962. Altogether, he served...

Sheri and her boys being moved to Chicago

The bodies of a Columbia mother and her two young sons who were murdered by their husband and father in May 2009 have been...

County deputies uncover campsite of stolen items

Monroe County Sheriff's Department deputies have been busy with the inventory of up to 700 stolen items recovered last week following an investigation into...

Police Blotter 12/12/12

Columbia Police Dec. 7 Denise A. Range, 25, of Dupo, was arrested on Monroe and Randolph County warrants at 100 Admiral Weinel Blvd. Dec. 8 Kristian R. Reed,...

Guilty verdict means ‘Justice for Tony’ in Denver

The man accused of murdering a U.S. Army veteran from Columbia in Denver, Colo., in July 2011 was found guilty by a jury last...

ISP agent charged with felony domestic battery

 A Monroe County man who works as a special agent for the Illinois State Police was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff's Department deputies following a...

Police Blotter 12/5/12

Columbia Police Nov. 27 Justin M. Jennings, 23, of Columbia, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant at 223 Southwoods Drive. Dec. 1 Trevor J. Stoltz, 25,...

Car, truck collide on Route 3 south of Waterloo

Surprisingly, no serious injuries occurred when a car and truck collided head-on in the area of Route 3 and Old Red Bud Road south...

Police Blotter 11/28/12

Columbia Police Nov. 14 A two-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. at South Main and Admiral Parkway. A white 1997 Mercury driven by Gabriel Suchman,...

Man awarded $3.2 million in lawsuit against bar

 Early Thursday evening, a Monroe County jury awarded more than $3.2 million to a 47-year-old Waterloo man who was severely injured during a February...

Another strange object sighting reported

A follow-up to last month's story of strange unidentified lights seen by police and onlookers in the sky east of Waterloo on Oct. 23,...

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Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Pictured is the scene of the accident Friday. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning.
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